Update the contingency plan with the help of the local health department, the coordinator for emergency operations or the planning team and involve other relevant partners in the COVID-19 planning.
Identify the space that can be used to separate sick people if necessary.
Develop an emergency communication plan for the timely and accurate distribution of information to staff and their caregivers.
Identify measures to be taken if events, programmes and services have to be temporarily postponed or cancelled, especially for higher-risk groups such as older adults or people with chronic health problems.
Encourage the practice of day-to-day preventive measures.- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand disinfectants containing at least 60% alcohol.- Cover with a handkerchief when coughing and sneezing or use the inside of the elbow.- Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.- Stay at home when you are sick.
Have COVID-19 prevention materials available in your organization (e.g., soap, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, handkerchiefs, trash, and a pair of disposable face masks in case someone gets sick during an event).
Plan staff absences by developing flexible attendance and sick leave policies, plan alternative coverage and monitor and track staff absences related to COVID-19.
Deal with stigmatised groups and speak out against negative behaviour to counteract stigmatisation and discrimination.
Measures to be taken in case of Covid-19 Outbreak
Stay informed about local information and updates on Covid-19.
Put your emergency response and communication plans into action.
Communicate with your community members when events and services are changed, moved, or cancelled.
If someone becomes ill during an event, take them to an isolated room and ask them to leave as soon as possible.
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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